April Fools Day

What a fun day this is when you have kids!  The kids woke up to a toilet papered living room.  I ‘accused’ Alex of doing this when he woke up and he quickly denied it.  I logged onto our computer, with Alex next to me, and opened an email.  It was a photo of our […]

Red Skinned Potato Salad

Red Skinned Potato Salad With Bacon

Potato salad is one of my sons favorite things.  Well, right behind homemade ketchup.  I haven’t made it in a while because I am trying to find a really good recipe for homemade organic mayonnaise. Alex was begging me for potato salad and I couldn’t say no.  Since I have not mastered homemade mayo I had to […]


Eliminating Kitchen Waste: Food Storage

I am trying to minimize the waste that my kitchen produces.   I use cloth napkins and dish towels instead of paper towels.  I try very hard not to use baggies…if I do I wash and re-use them.  I switched from Tupperware to glass Pyrex containers for storage.  I keep any plastic containers that food items come in, such as […]


Almond Flour Banana Muffins/Bread

One of Alex’s favorite foods is banana muffins.  We go through a ton of bananas so I have to hide a few so they get ripe enough to make banana muffins with.  I have begun to suspect that Ava has a gluten intolerance so I have begun to experiment with different varieties of flours.  My […]

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

These are delicious little homemade chicken nuggets that our entire family loves.  I typically make a double batch and freeze the leftovers in small portions for easy lunches for the kids throughout the week.  They are certainly tastier and much healthier than the frozen or fast food chicken nuggets. Here is what you need: 3 skinless boneless […]

Roasted Asparagus w/ Balsamic Soy Sauce

Roasted Asparagus With Balsamic Soy Sauce

This is one of our families favorite vegetable side dishes.  This dish goes well with almost anything.  From feta stuffed peppers, fish, and grilled chicken.  If you have children the sauce makes this one a winner.  I have to keep an eye on Ava because I often catch her eating the sauce with a spoon! […]


Field Trip Friday: Indian River

This week I have been trying to keep the kids minds off of their daddy leaving town for week.    So, in the spirit of fun, we headed to the Indian River to play with our friends on a beautiful day!          The kids were finding tons of hermit crabs, sea snails/slugs, and shrimps.    […]